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Organisation Bridgetown Group Home (1976 - ?)
- Care Provider, Cottage Home and Government-run
Bridgetown Group Home operated from 1976 for an unknown period. As a Department run facility it provided residential child care on a family model. It aimed to care for children in a familiar environment close to relatives and friends with as little disruption in their development as possible.
Bridgetown Group Home was a departmental residential child care facility run on a family model.
[taken from the Western Australian guide Signposts:]
Sponsoring Agency: Departmental - predessors to the current Department for Child Protection. For notes on a general history of Group Homes, see the section on Group Homes at the beginning of Signposts.
"Provision of a Group Home at Bridgetown has ensured that children within the South West can be cared for in a familiar environment close to relatives and friends with as little disruption in their development as possible" (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, 1976).
Group Homes could developed relatively inexpensively, so they were able to be located within country towns close to the child's home of origin, which was seen to be particularly advantageous. "The involvement and access to parents by these placements is often a major step in the rehabilitation of a family group." (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, June 30th 1979.
Case records for young people placed by the Department may be held by the Department for Child Protection.
While access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
- 1976 - ?
- Bridgetown Group Home provided residential care at Bridgetown. Location: Bridgetown
Records managed by
- Western Australia. Department for Community Welfare, Annual Report: Department for Community Welfare, Dept. For Community Welfare, [Perth], 1973-1984. Details
- Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, http://www.signposts.communitydevelopment.wa.gov.au/. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, http://www.signposts.communitydevelopment.wa.gov.au/.
Prepared by: Anna Trengove
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 27 August 2012